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June 29, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched the latest version of its mobile application for library staff, facilitating more effective material handling with greater visibility into item record details.

June 28, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfacesannounced the successful implementation of Sierra at the University of Northampton, as part of the institution's strategic vision to merge two campuses at the heart of the community.

June 21, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced a new partnership with University West in Trollhättan, Sweden, delivering a comprehensive Sierra solution with fully-integrated electronic resource management (ERM) and Encore Duet discovery.

June 13, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has collaborated with YBP Library Services to enhance Sierra acquisitions with an integration between Innovative’s RESTful API and YBP’s acquisition and collection development interface GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information).

June 9, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, demonstrates continued success in Saudi Arabia with the recent launch of Sierra at Umm Al-Qura University, joining four other institutions who have selected Innovative over the past year.

June 7, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched MyLibrary! Release 1.2 to elevate the mobile user’s library experience. MyLibrary! Release 1.2 delivers features designed specifically to make library interactions more powerful and seamless on iOS devices. Patrons can now use a digital version of their library card on their phone and can directly contact their library using their mobile device, launched automatically from within the MyLibrary! app.

May 12, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative launched Sierra Release 2.2, introducing new functionality that will streamline staff operations and enhance the end-user experience. Eagerly anticipated by many Innovative library partners, this release is already in use by more than 100 library systems throughout the world. Sierra Release 2.2 targets key priorities for library partners, including scalability, reliability, security, and manageability, with feature improvements for cataloging, circulation, reporting, discovery, and resource sharing.

May 9, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the launch of Vital Release 6.4 to streamline the implementation of digital asset management and institutional repositories.

May 4, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Amb el sistema compartit, les biblioteques de les universitats del CSUC gestionaran les operacions bibliotecàries amb el programari Sierra i tindran una eina de descoberta amb la interfície Encore contra els megaíndexs d’EBSCO.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom has chosen to move to Sierra.

May 2, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is proud to announce its new partnership with Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative to deliver a next-generation library software solution in support of its statewide consortia initiative. This initiative will bring together all state-funded higher education institutions on one library system, including all community colleges and every public university in Florida. FALSC has selected Sierra for its open architecture and ability to deliver collaborative, personalized, sustainable, and adaptable capabilities. Sierra will also support the challenges facing the large academic consortium and its individual institutions for resource sharing.

April 7, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the availability of the next major version of Polaris. Polaris Release 5.1 is part of the fastest release train in the history of Polaris, delivering five product releases over the course of eighteen months. Polaris Release 5.1 introduces new developments that will present greater opportunities for staff and patron discovery, including Leap circulation enhancements, resource sharing integration, and improved search suggestions and reporting filters.

March 30, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has created a product development strategy that enables libraries to remain engaged in the digital world by transforming library business processes. To align with staff workflows and patron needs, Innovative concentrated on mobile solutions and libraries are experiencing significant value with Mobile Worklists for staff performance, MyLibrary! for patron engagement, and Leap for flexible, intuitive workflows. This strategy challenges the traditional manner in which libraries operate, as well as how library professionals support their communities.

March 17, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has begun beta testing the Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.0 to integrate higher quality content and better coverage of library data in one location. Built on the Innovative Open Library Stack, the Innovative Knowledge Base serves as the single source of catalog data; integrating holdings and managed resources across entire library systems, in real-time. Using modern day indexing, the Innovative Knowledge Base includes full bibliographic descriptive data for eBooks, eJournals, print resources and corresponding metadata for license and order data, archival and digital objects, and course and reading lists. Additionally, it provides the foundation for all electronic resource management (ERM) workflows, delivers automatic bi-directional updates and synchronization, and offers a reimagined staff experience.

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